Title

Providing sun safety advice: The midwife's role

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

BMJ

School

School of Nursing and Midwifery

RAS ID

24089

Comments

Originally published as : Geraghty, S., & Davison, C. (2017). Providing sun safety advice: The midwife’s role. British Journal of Midwifery, 25(6), pp. 354-356. Article found here.

Abstract

There is currently a global increase in women being diagnosed with melanoma during their childbearing years. Many women are delaying motherhood and pregnancy, and starting their families later in life, after completing education and establishing careers. As melanoma incidences increase with age, more women could be faced with developing melanoma before or during pregnancy. Therefore, midwives play an intrinsic role in proving information and education regarding sun safety for themselves, their newborns and families.

DOI

10.12968/bjom.2017.25.6.354